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prosopopagus

Pronunciation: pros'o-pop'a-gus

Definition: Unequal conjoined twins in which the parasite, in the form of a tumorlike mass, is attached to the orbit or cheek of the autosite.

See: conjoined twins, under twin

Synonym(s): prosopagus

[prosopo- + G. pagos, something fastened]

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